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A Brief History of the Australian Theatre.
Kardoss, John.
Sydney University Dramatic Society / Distributed by Hicks Smith & Sons Sydney 1955 
  Paperback trade, thick beige card covers, good condition, light foxing edges, top corner tips front cover & some pages little creased, rubber stamp, spine lightly rubbed, covers lightly marked, edges & pages lightly toned. 64 pp. This book is a series of lectures delivered during August, 1954, at Sydney University, at the invitation of the Director and the Organising Committee of the 1954 Inter-Varsity Drama Festival. (Tyrrells bookshop stamp.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27131  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia.
Atherton, Michael.
ISBN: 9781863959919
La Trobe University Press / Black Inc. Melbourne, Carlton 2018 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & sepia (brown tinted) photos, colour photos, minimal edgewear. 254 pp. About the cultural history of the piano in Australia. The book charts the piano's fascinating adventures across Australia - on the Goldfields, at the frontlines of war, in the manufacturing hubs of the Federation era, and in the hands of the makers, entrepreneurs, teachers and virtuosos of the 20th history. The piano was central to family and community life before electricity brought the gramophone, radio and television, and before present day technology took over. 
Price: $26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40323  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Musician Talks: The Integrity of Music: Volume 1.
Tovey, Donald Francis; Foss, Hubert J. (editor); Walker, Dr Ernest (biographical foreword).
Oxford University Press (OUP) London 1946 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges lightly toned, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, spine ends & edges little rubbed, flap clipped jacket (little faded including spine, faint scuff front cover), bookshop label front pastedown. 161 pp. This book is the permanent form of the late Sir Donald Tovey's Cramb and Alsop Lectures which he delivered at Glasgow and at Liverpool Universities respectively. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27591  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Treasury of Favourite Australian Songs: With Complete Words and Music.
Radic, Therese.
ISBN: 0670901024
Viking O'Neil / Penguin Books Melbourne 1988 
  Paperback quarto, card covers, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. 136 pp. This book is a selection of the best-known, best loved songs of our heritage-convict songs, shearing songs, bush songs, union songs, sentimental, satirical and sad songs (sheet music). Compiled by music historian Therese Radic, who also provides the provenance of each song. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26736  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Voice of My Own.
Haskell, Janetta.
ISBN: 0909331928
Wild & Woolley Sydney, Glebe 2002 
  Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. 335 pp. A compelling and absorbing autobiography of a woman vocalist. Born in repressive South Africa, she escaped to Italy, and performed in Europe and London, and later after meeting a new husband migrated to Australia. Loosely inserted: newspaper clipping review of this book. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23221  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Act as Known: Australian Speciality Acts on the World Vaudeville Variety Circuits from 1900 to 1960.
Napier, Valantyne.
ISBN: 0958854319
Globe Press Melbourne, Brunswick 1986 
  Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, programs, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & few pages, minor bump top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. 216 pp. Documents the fascinating lives of Australian vaudeville and variety acts. It is about the theatres, the agents, the special theatrical accommodation, the travel and the institutions which once served this very large commercial enterprise. Many of the best speciality acts were Australian and they toured the world taking their special skills to the beautiful theatres which were once found in every city. The author herself performed on the world circuits and her parents also toured the world with their very successful acts "Napier and Yvonne" and "The Spider and the Butterfly". A wonderful book about Australia's entertainment sector. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40366  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 2.
Albert, J. & Son.
Albert J. & Son Sydney 1968 
  Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), very good condition, minor edgewear. 26 pp. Estimated date, late 1960s (song copyright, 1959, printer's mark 1964, decimal transition sticker). The words and music of hillbilly hits. Most of the songs have been written during the 30s and 40s. Some of the songs are: Yellow Rose of Texas; Wagon Wheels; Old Shep; South of The Border. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24016  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 3.
Albert, J. & Son.
Albert J. & Son Sydney 1968 
  Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. 34 pp. Estimated date, late 1960s: decimal transition sticker (original publication, 1947 - Age newspaper advert). The words and music of hillbilly hits. Some of the songs are: When The Cactus is Blooming At Home; Yippee Yadee Yi Yay; When The Tumble Weeds Come Tumbling Down Again; Gim-Me Crack Corn; I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24017  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 4.
Albert, J. & Son.
Albert J. & Son Sydney 1968 
  Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. 34 pp. (Estimated date, late 1960s, decimal transition sticker.) The words of hillbilly. Some of the songs are: Frankie And Johnny; Shine On Harvest Moon; Carolina in the Morning; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along; Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24018  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 5.
Albert, J. & Son.
Albert J. & Son Sydney 1968 
  Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, page corner tips little creased, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. 26 pp. Estimated date, late 1960s (decimal transition sticker). The words of about 70 hillbilly hits. For example: Pine Tree, Pine Over Me; A Dear John Letter; The Little green Valley; Makin' Whoopee; My Blue Ridge Mountain Home; Roo Roo Kangaroo. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24019  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Antics Fables: Patterns of Evasion in Shakespeare's Comedies.
Riemer, A. P.
Sydney University Press (SUP) Sydney 1980 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). 229 pp. This book looks at Shakespeare's comedy plays and examines their curious, often teasing treatment of those moral, philosophical, and even religious issues that criticism has consistently isolated as representing Shakespeare's comic themes. A series of chapters, each dealing with a characteristic aspect of the comedies. The focus of the study is an extended examination of "The Winter's Tale". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28817  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Cinema 1970 - 1985.
McFarlane, Brian.
ISBN: 0855610689
William Heinemann Melbourne 1987 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos. 237 pp. This book celebrates fifteen years of excitement and discovery. The author discusses famous films such as "Picnic At Hanging Rock", "The Getting of Wisdom" and "My Brilliant Career". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24758  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell.
Blundell, Graeme.
Oxford University Press Melbourne 1997 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear & rubbing. 250 pp. The Australian actor selects 300 anecdotes about Australian theatre, from its origins in the 1790s, to the more celebrated age of John Bell, Bryan Brown, Wendy Harmer, and Barry Humphries. The anecdotes are all drawn from public sources, including newspapers and published biographies., and include all the great figures of the Australian theatre. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9085  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bastard Boys.
Smith, Sue.
ISBN: 9780868198095
Currency Press Sydney 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos (including frontispiece), front cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe bottom edge. 216 pp. This screen play follows the lives of the main players in the maritime industrial dispute that stopped the nation. A political thriller, war film, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this story is one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29673  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Billie Holiday: The Songbook (Piano Vocal Guitar).
Evans, Peter.
ISBN: 0711936153
Wise Publications London 1993 
  Paperback quarto, very good condition, spine ends & bottom edge little rubbed, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. 80 pp. Twenty classic songs (sheet music) associated with Billie Holiday's incredible career as an American jazz musician, compiled by Peter Evans. Arranged for piano, voice and guitar, complete with lyrics and chord symbols. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28638  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Black Chrysanthemums.
Fewster, Angela.
ISBN: 0868050024
Yackandandah Playscripts Melbourne, Montmorency 1982 
  Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, bottom edge untrimmed & lightly foxed. 69 pp. A play set in a fictional deserted Victorian gold mining town in the year 1860. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12886  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blood Relations.
Malouf, David.
Playbill (Australia) Pty Ltd Sydney 1987 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, black & white & colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. Unnum pp. Program (playbill) for Malouf's play, directed by Jim Sharman, and co-presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, at the Sydney Opera House, 24 June 1987. Features artwork by Ian Fairweather on the front cover. A scarce item worth buying by the Malouf collector. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4941  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Boomerang Sing-a-Long Song Book no. 1 (Book B).
Albert.
Albert J. & Son Sydney 1968 
  Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. 40 pp. (Publication date, printer's mark, foot of last page.) Sheet music for about 60 popular songs, including (as listed on front cover): Breezin' along with the breeze - Dancing with tears in my eyes - After the ball - When I grow too old to dream - Bye, bye blackbird - The Yankee doodle boy - My melancholy baby - That's an Irish lullaby - Give my regards to Broadway - Baby face - California here I come - That's my weakness now - The man on the flying trapeze - Side by side - Meet me in St. Louis, Louis - Singin' in the rain - Ida, sweet as apple cider - You were meant for me - Peg o' my heart - Moonlight bay - Poor butterfly - Heart of my heart - Anniversary song. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15849  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bush Dance: Instructions.
Green, Lance; Johnson, David (guides); Pidcock, Anne (notes).
ISBN: 0959952829
Bush Music Club Sydney 1986 
  Paperback quarto, card cover, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings, faint foxing title page & last page, minor edgewear, owner's written name. 75 pp. An instruction book consisting of 39 dances that have a strong Australian association, and were danced in Sydney in the period 1980 to 1984. The book is arranged in the following sections: Dance Descriptions, Historical Notes, Musical Notes, Practical Tips for Dances and Dance Callers. A comprehensive glossary contains many diagrams enabling persons of any level of experience to use this book. (Musical guide - teachers guide and bibliography by Johnson - historical notes by Pidcock.). 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25269  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Caroline Chisholm: A Play.
Dann, George Landen.
Mulga Publications Sydney 1943 
  Paperback trade, dustjacket (fixed to cover), good plus condition (in good plus jacket), front pastedown lightly foxed, pages faintly toned, edgewear, rubber stamps. 122 pp. The playwright is an Australian military draughtsman who has previously won competitions for his plays. This one tells the story of the pioneer English humanitarian who tirelessly promoted the welfare of unaccompanied women migrants to Australia. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16796  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cirque du Soleil Souvenir Program: Ovo.
Colker, Deborah.
Cirque Du Soleil [Montreal] 2009 
  Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. Unnum pp. (Estimated date, 2009.) OVO is a circus performance being a non-stop riot of energy and movement. It is about a day in the life of insects who work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love. OVO is a mysterious egg that appears in the insects midst. It is also the story of a gawky, quirky insect who arrives in this bustling community and a beautiful ladybug who catches his eye. The crickets, dragonflies and other creatures are larger-than-life and bring the amazing drama of OVO to life. OVO was created and directed by Deborah Colker, and premiered in Montreal, Canada, in 2009. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28677  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Colours of My Life: The Judith Durham Story.
Simpson, Graham; Durham, Judith (afterword); York, Duchess of (foreword); Redgrave, Lynn (foreword); Bovey, Shelley (foreword).
ISBN: 1852270381
Virgin Books London 2003 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos centre spread, front free flyleaf little creased, minor edgewear. 384 pp. A frank and revealing biography of Australia's first international female pop star (the voice of The Seekers). She also cares for her husband who suffers motor neurone disease (MND). Originally published in 1994, this new edition contains an afterword by Judith Durham, dated 2003. 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17653  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cosi.
Nowra, Louis.
ISBN: 9780868194035
Currency Press Sydney 2010 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. 89 pp. A bestselling humorous play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity and life. Set in a mental institution in 1970, Cosi is the second semi-autobiographical play from Louis Nowra in recent years. In "Summer of the Aliens", Lewis and Dulcie come of age at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and in this play Lewis makes further progress as the operatic production moves forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the Sydney streets outside. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15686  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Delicious Dissembling: A Compleat Guide to Performing Restoration Comedy [A Complete Guide].
Ramczyk, Suzanne M.
ISBN: 0325003750
Heinemann Portsmouth, NH 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings. 186 pp. Drawing on her directing experience, and years of leading workshops on Restoration theatre, provides an historic overview of the period and the literature. Also provides analysis of the major literary devices and features, methods to approach vocal interpretation of highly artificial text, a solid grounding in period manners and movement, specific exercises to get actors quickly and easily into the Restoration style, detailed artwork of period costumes, illustrations of such period necessities as bows, curtsies, the "language" of the fan and snuff-taking. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23407  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Detritus: Addressing Culture and the Arts.
Archer, Robyn.
ISBN: 9781742580678
University of Western Australia Press (UWAP) Perth 2010 
  Paperback, very good plus condition. 288 pp. Robyn Archer has been a remarkable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director, singer and writer. In this passionate collection of speeches - some even in song - she investigates the artistic process, and how the public regards, uses and values that work. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14114  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.
Burdon, Eric; Marshall Craig, J. (with).
ISBN: 1741240514
Five Mile Press Melbourne, Rowville 2003 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white photos (including frontispiece), edges & pages lightly toned, bonus CD MISSING, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top of spine, base spine lightly bumped & creased). 335 pp. The English-born singer came to fame with the legendary rock band "Animals" in the Swinging Sixties. In this autobiography he writes about his journey since the making of the song that would make this rock group famous. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27001  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Don't Stop Believin'.
Newton-John, Olivia.
ISBN: 9780143788935
Penguin Random House Australia Melbourne 2018 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends lightly rubbed, minor edgewear corner tips. 317 pp. Autobiography of one of Australia's favourite singer and film star. In this inspiring book Olivia shares her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar. This is her story in her very own words for the first time. The many photos help to tell this personal moving story. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30227  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Double-act: The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum.
McFarlane, Brian.
ISBN: 9781922235725
Monash University Publishing Melbourne, Clayton 2015 
  Paperback large wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, few minor creases covers, minor edgewear. 241 pp. The story of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Googie portrayed everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell. John performed in all the acting media and was a pioneer producer in Australian television. He brought Skippy into our lives, and was the managing director of a big theatrical firm and a film director, playwright and author. John and Googie were married for 62 years, uncommon in the entertainment world. The author has written a wonderful joint biography that reads as an absorbing story. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29516  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Drama in Performance.
Williams, Raymond.
ISBN: 0140214593
pelican Books / Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1972 
  Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned, minor edgewear, bookshop label inside front cover. 194 pp. Analysis of actual productions with reference to their social setting. He discusses the effect on drama of new techniques in film and television and concludes this critical essay with a review of contemporary possibilities. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25511  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Essex Spotlight Songster No. 3: Containing 50 Hit Songs.
Essex.
Essex Music of Australia Pty Ltd Sydney 1969 
  Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, minor toning pages as usual, tiny tear fore-edge front cover, tiny piece missing edge rear cover, minor edgewear. 28 pp. Estimated date: 1969 (song copyrights). The words to various songs made famous in the late 1960s, such as Macarthur Park, Galveston, A Boy Named Sue, and Wichita Lineman. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21533  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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